If you follow us on Instagram, or you’re familiar with our blog, you’ll have noticed that we’re crazy for Halloween. From cute little ghouls to creepy crawlies we love it! With lots of us set to celebrate in lockdown we thought it would be fun to take you though a run down of some of our favourite spooky treats we’ve made over the years. Keep reading for our Halloween Tutorial Round-Up!
These realistic creepy crawlies were, and still are, a big hit! As you’ll see from the rest of this round-up we love cute halloween sweets but there’s just something about their glistening round bodies and life-like legs we can’t get enough of. They’re super easy too, follow the link above to give them a go yourself, but remember – they’re not real!
Who doesn’t love a Jack O-Lantern stuffed with Halloween candy?! This miniature take on the classic Halloween trope is perfect to adorn cupcakes, and cakes with. Obviously it had to have sprinkles as the candy.
We’re a sucker (get it?) for this little bat! It’s definitely a firm favourite of ours and will be found on Instagram and Facebook every year once October hits. The little sideways smile and tiny (non-threatening) vampire teeth are just simply adorable.
Last month we posted up our Instagram #reel tutorials for Autumn to help everyone find a fun way to decorate treats for the season. Now it’s time for some cute yet spooky treats! Here are three super cute (and quick) Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials for the spooky season. Bonus? They’re all under 15 seconds long. Also, each one is available via our Instagram reels channel. We’ve tried to make each as easy and pain free as possible. Perfect for novices OR for anyone pressed for time.
Here is our super cute and chic ghost cupcake tutorial! What’s cool about this how-to is that you can easily adapt it for cakes. Simply stick your lollipop(s) into the top of your cake and decorate. You can also draw on different facial expressions, use sprinkles to add details or create small bows, or hats for a different look.
Now it’s time for our adorable bat cupcake tutorial which is swirled with buttercream and dipped in crushed Oreo pieces. This is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to use black food colouring in their treats. This cupcake is also insanely easy to decorate!
Finally, here’s our sweet monster cupcake tutorial. It’s super quick to make. It is also perfect for putting your own spin on it. You can change the piping tip. Use different coloured buttercream (even rainbow). Why not even add some cool sprinkles on top with the eyes?
Here’s a super quick and easy tutorial that we use every year to make our creepy candy eyes. They are so much fun to use once they’ve dried. We add them onto cupcakes, cookies, cakes and even macarons for some Halloween (black) magic! Another spook-facular idea is to mix them in with Halloween colour themed sprinkles for an extra ghoulish look. Check out our easy to follow DIY candy eye sprinkles tutorial!
Lay out a sheet of parchment paper or your silicone mat onto a flat surface. If you’re going to need to move your candy eyes out of the way to dry it’s a good idea to use a baking tray underneath.
Make sure to tape down your parchment paper or else it’ll lift or wiggle around as you pipe. You can also hold down your parchment paper with a blob of royal icing at each corner.
Tip! Be sure to use good quality parchment paper. Cheaper brands tend to tear or stick way too hard to whatever you’re working with.
Fit your disposable piping bag with the piping tip and fill with royal icing. Your royal icing should be a nice soft yet stiff consistency that forms peaks with a little droop or curl at the tip!
We added a shot above that illustrates what you should be looking for in terms of softness and stiffness. The icing should hold itself, but look soft right at the tips.
Now pipe out a row of white royal icing ’rounds’ onto your parchment paper or silicone mat. You can pipe these to whatever size you want. Our’s measured at 7mm.
Tip! Work one row at a time so that the icing doesn’t crust over before adding
Now add your black sugar pearls to your royal icing eyes. You can keep them in the middle or go crazy and add them off to the sides too!
When done leave your candy eyes to set for around 6-12 hours. In some humid countries drying times can take as long as 24 hours so keep this in mind. When ready they should just peel off!
We added our DIY candy eyes to our Bubblegum Monster macarons this Halloween. They helped add a creepy yet fun seasonal look to glistening copper painted treats! To attach we used a little royal icing piped onto the back of each eye. You can also use a tiny amount of melted white chocolate if you like.